7 Billion Universes: An Interview With Deepak Chopra

If you pay attention to the work of astronomers, you might know that the universe was born from the Big Bang about 13.75 billion years ago, that it’s made of 70 percent dark energy, and that the universe is rapidly expanding and cooling as it ages. What do all of these theories (or facts, depending [Read More…]

Don’t Get Too Comfortable: A Q&A With Erin Straza

Author Erin Straza answers questions about her new book, Comfort Detox, featured in the Patheos Book Club. Why do you think detoxing is so popular today? What does it say about our society? Erin Straza: People want freedom from the excesses they’ve become accustomed to. Small indulgences, over time, can wield great authority in our lives! [Read More…]

Protecting Life From Womb to Tomb: Q&A With Melissa Ohden

Here’s a question I pondered for years: Can I be a feminist and be pro-life? Already as a teen, I identified as a feminist and had a lot of interest in women’s issues. I spent years wrestling with how my feminist beliefs and my views on abortion might fit together, because I wasn’t well versed in the first wave of feminism, but only the second wave (thanks to my school and the media), the one that most people understand to be feminism but which is in stark contrast to the first wave and its support for life. [Read more…]

Angels Among Us: A Patheos Q&A with Joan Wester Anderson

Twenty-some years ago, Joan Wester Anderson was writing about any number of things for parents, career moms, and more, until one of her son’s had an extraordinary experience. That experience, and her exploration of it and all that ensued, changed the course of her writing and triggered a great stream of interest in all things [Read More…]

In the Driver’s Seat: A Patheos Q&A with Rob Fuquay

There are multiple analogies for living the Christian life, but one of the most ancient is the idea of a journey—a journey through life, a journey home to God. And within that general imagery, we can pick up master works on such iterations as pilgrimages, climbing, sailing, dancing. Paul uses the image when he talks [Read More…]

Mystery and Hope: A Q&A with Thomas Moore

As the Christmas season approaches, some anticipate it with wonder and faith, and others dread it as a reminder of pain and loss. And then there are many others who simply do not understand or resonate with the meaning or purpose of the holiday. Thomas Moore’s new book, The Soul of Christmas, is for all of these, [Read More…]

Navigating an Unfriendly Empire

By E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien. It happened. We elected a president. The world didn’t end and we still have the internet. Whew. Regardless of who won, at one level the situation is the same.Whichever way the election fell, a large number of Christians woke up disappointed on November 9. They found themselves [Read More…]